Prix Aurora Awards
Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association
Association canadienne de la science-fiction et du fantastique
2003 Prix Aurora Awards
The 2003 Prix Aurora Awards were presented Saturday, August 30th,
at Torcon 3 in the Concert Hall of the Royal York hotel.
The afternoon ceremony had Marcel Gagné as Master of Ceremonies.
The presenters were: Candas Jane Dorsey, Mark Shainblum, Doug Smith, Éric Gauthier, Dale Sproule, Christian Sauvé, Theresa Wojtasiewicz, Brian A. Davis, Ann Methe, Donna McMahon, Paul Valcour.
What is a Prix Aurora Award?
It is the name given the awards presented annually for some of the best Canadian SF and fantasy work.
When the Canadian SF and Fantasy Association was started up in 1980 there was only one award given out. Since 1991 awards have been presented in 10 categories. There are 6 professional awards (3 english and 3 french), 3 fan awards, and the artistic achievement award (open to both pros & fans).
The Aurora awards are closest to the style of the Hugo awards in the method by which they are selected. First there is a nomination phase to select a short list. Then a voting phase to pick the winner from the short list using the Australian voting method (this method has the voter rank their choices in each category).
The 2003 Aurora Administration subcommittee was Dennis Mullin & Paul Valcour. This committee had total responsibility for the collecting and tallying of the nomination and voting ballots.
Special thanks to Christian Sauvé for translation assistance, to Drew Mathers for on-line voting web work and to Theresa Wojtasiewicz for her work on the Aurora ceremonies.
Year by Year History,
including winners for each year.
[You can also see the winners listed by category.]
Nominated books, listed by author, for English work and for work en français
An Aurora trophy held by Don Hutchison (58k jpg).
"Worldcon", "World Science Fiction Convention" and "Hugo Award" are service marks of the World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated literary society.